BMW opens its first showroom in Kolkata

April 24th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) BMW India has opened its first showroom here following increasing demand for its cars and announced plans to launch a dealership providing sales, service, spares and systems to its clients. The 4,300 sq ft showroom was inaugurated Wednesday.

“Initially we will display five Beemer models here. Plans are to make the entire Beemer series - 3,5,6,7,X and M - available to the city soon. The attraction of the showroom is the new M3 coupe model that was launched in January. Now Kolkata residents can get the car for Rs.7,420,000 from this showroom,” BMW India president Peter Kronschnabi told reporters.

“The market demand for BMW is increasing every year in India. Last year 1,387 cars were sold and this year the sales figure is expected to round up to 2,000. We expect this showroom to sell around 100 cars a year,” he said.

“Once this first Kolkata showroom starts rolling, we will think about launching our 4S dealership (sales, service, spares and systems under one roof) here,” Kronschnabi added.

BMW India began its operations in the country in 2006.

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